I didn't sleep much last night. When I had signed of the internet, our diabetes family had lost 3 precious lives. This morning I found out that this month, diabetes has claimed five lives. I am in shock, I keep crying. How and why is this happening?
I rarely sleep anymore as it is. My fears are not unfounded. When Lydia was diagnosed, the Dr said the likelihood of any of my other children being diagnosed was slim. 1 year and 4 months later, Trevor was diagnosed. Of course, having a third child diagnosed was unheard of, according to the Dr. Well, 7 months later Prisca was diagnosed. The Dr tells us that complications and death are rare and if we are diligent we don't have to worry about it. I used to be lulled into complacency by this but, no more. Now I fear that every time I check on my kids, I will find that diabetes claimed one of them for its one. Diabetes claimed my sister, Diabetes has claimed no less then 7 lives in the last 4 months.
What will it take to find a cure?!?
Today, I will go about my business with a very heavy heart. I will hold my kids close, I will tear up when I look at them, and I will thank God for sparing them another night.